Guests will enjoy a myriad of tastings from celebrity pastry chefs, confectioners, bakeries, coffee and tea purveyors; cooking classes; celebrity cookbook signings and dessert baking challenges. Proceeds support the Culinary Arts Program for at-risk high school students.
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 17, 2 p.m.
WHERE: Art Institute of California, 2900 31st St., Santa Monica
1886 Bar at The Raymond's Second Anniversary
One of Pasadena's favorite cocktail bars is celebrating two years in business with a fête featuring hand-crafted drinks, a selection of wines, craft beers, as well as small plates prepared by executive chef Tim Guiltinan. An RSVP is required.
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m - 1 a.m.
WHERE: The Raymond; 1250 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena
COST: $86 in advance; $100 at door
Malibu Chocolate Invitational
The ultimate event for yoga-loving chocoholics: a tasting of 10 different chocolate purveyors, from Theo to Intentional Chocolate, plus chocolate-flavored spirits, coffee and something called "chocolate meditation."
WHAT: Chocolate Invitational
WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 17, 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
WHERE: Great Spirits Ranch; Mulholland Hwy., Malibu
Long Beach Bake-Off
More than three dozen amateur bakers are expected at the 2nd annual Long Beach Bake-Off hosted by Long Beach's Community Action Team. Entries will be judged by local food personalities; the 1st place winners' favorite local charity/school/church will receive a $100 donation.
WHAT: Long Beach Bake-Off
WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Bay Shore Church, 5100 E. The Toledo, Long Beach
COST: $5 Entry/Tasting Fee